God’s Regeneration At Christ’s Expense
Grace, Grace, God’s Grace. Grace that is greater than all our sins…
Scripture teaches in II Corinthians 5:17: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” Grace is literally a whole new way of living. (Born Again – Regenerated) Colossians 1:27 reveals this mystery…Christ living in you, the hope of glory.
When Paul met Jesus Christ, Grace became everything to him. Nothing else mattered. From that point forward, he lived to tell others of this good news gospel of grace.
Paul wrote…”I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me – the task of testifying to the gospel of God’s grace.” (Acts 20:24)
Grace was not just a word to Paul. Grace was and is the person of Jesus Christ. Paul says in I Corinthians 15:10…“I worked harder than all of them – yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.”
Grace made him spiritually alive. (Ephesians 2:1-10)
Grace redeemed him and forgave his sins. (Ephesians 1:7)
Grace justified him and made him right with God. (Romans 3:24)
Grace was sufficient for him in all circumstances. (II Corinthians 12:9)
Grace produced fruit in his life. (Colossians 1:6)
Grace taught him to say “No” to sin and to live a righteous, upright life. (Titus 2:11-13)
This same Grace is available to us today, and it is found in the person of Jesus Christ. He is the One who is full of Grace and Truth and the one who will live His life in and through all regenerated born again believers. It truly is amazing grace!
Here is the best definition of Grace I have ever heard. It need not be preached but it has been proven through the experience of many believers. GRACE: At my point of need, God is everything to me that I thought He was not!…That’s Grace…
Moses had spent 40 years being trained to be everything…a god, a Pharaoh. He spent another 40 years in the wilderness discovering what he was not. Finally, he was prepared to lead, having realized that he was a “not”. God told him what to go do and Moses accurately responded, “I am not able.” God’s response was “What is that to ME? I am!”
God is to me all that I am not. First I must acknowledge that I am not. Next He tells me what He is. He is everything to me of which I might have need that I am not.
I am not a good father, a good husband, a good Christian, or a good witness! This is my point of need. Grace comes and meets me at my point of need! I didn’t think He could be those things to me. However, as I recognize abiding, He is to me all that I thought that He was not. There is a life in me that is a good father, a good husband, and a good witness. It is HIS life and He is everything to me that I am not.
LIFE LESSON: Look at what you are not. Don’t determine to work harder. Call on the Grace of God. At your point of need, He is everything to you that you thought He was not…truly amazing.
G. R. A. C. E.
(God’s Regeneration At Christ’s Expense)
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